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[Anon.]; (Combe, William:) A Letter to John Horne Tooke, Esq. Occasioned by his Two Pair of Portraits, and other late publications; [bound with] A Letter from a Country Gentleman to a Member of Parliament, on the Present State of Public Affairs. [London: printed for C. Stalker]; London: printed at the Logographic Press, 1789; 1789. 2 works bound as 1. 8vo., pp. 100; [iv], 79, [i]. The first work lacks its half-title and title-page. Publisher's catalogue to final leaf verso of the second work. Some grubbiness to the final page of first work and the first page of second, the latter with some repaired paper flaws. Some top corners folded in, occasional light spots and smudges, toning near gutter at front. Contemporary plain paper-covered boards backed in tan calf. Scuffed, loss to endcaps, joints cracking but cords holding firm, corners fraying, generally worn but sound. Inscription of G.W. (Fowler?) to ffep; partially trimmed off, upsidedown inscription reading 'Mr Fowler (May?) to tail edge of final page. Some pencilled bookseller's notes also to ffep. John Horne Tooke (17361812), radical and philologist, had published his Two Pair of Portraits the previous year. In it, 'he derided Charles James Fox and praised Pitt in a satire that was as scurrilous as it was persuasive. At this time Horne Tooke belonged to the Revolution Society and was also involved in the Constitutional Club formed to support Admiral Samuel Hood during the Westminster election of 1788' (ODNB). A Letter [...] also contains lists of Hood's supporters who were attacked during the election. ESTC T11266; T11265   Ref: 51465 
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Anon: (Smith, Dulcie Lawrence, trans.; Smith, Eileen Lawrence, illus.:) Aucassin and Nicolete. A Twelfth-Century Romance. London: Andrew Melrose, 1914. 4to., pp. [iv], 69, [i] + plates, some colour. Printed in red and black. Quarter faux-vellum, blue paper-covered boards, gilt title to spine and upper board, t.e.g., other edges uncut. Internally bright and clean. Spine a little grayed, free endpapers toned, otherwise very good indeed. An anonymous medieval French chantefable, or combination of prose and verse, known from only one survivng manuscript discovered in 1752 by Jean-Baptiste de la Curne de Sainte-Palaye.   Ref: 51159 
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[Antiquary, The] Walford, Edward, (ed.:) The Antiquary Vols. I-X. A magazine devoted to the study of the past. London: Elliot Stock, 1880-4. 10 vols. bound as 5. 4to., pp. iv, 289-292, 288, [ii], 275-278, 274 (i.e. indexes bound at front); 294, 286; 284, [iv], 284; 284 276; 292, 284. Numerous illustrations in the text. Vol. IX foxed at front, occasional further light foxing, a few unobtrusive pencil notes to margins. Later half (vellum, flesh-side out?) with marbled paper boards and endpapers, tan morocco gilt labels to spines, t.e.g., others uncut. A little rubbed, with some loss of colour to boards, (vellum) slightly soiled, some scrapes to spine labels, inner hinges beginning to wear but holding firm. Armorial bookplate of Edward Swinfen Harris to each front paste-down, and his pencilled ownership inscription to some title-pages. Edward Swinfen Harris (1841-1924) was surveyor for Buckinghamshire in the late 19th century; a well-known local architect, his work was influenced by the aesthetic movement.   Ref: 47037 
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Aphthonius: (Cattaneo, Giovanni Maria & Rodolphus Agricola, trans.:) Progymnasmata. [...] Novissima editio, superioribus emendatior, & concinnior. Amsterodami [Amsterdam]: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirum. 1645. 12mo., pp. [ii] 400 [xii] + additional engraved title (the top margin trimmed just to image border, probably removing an inscription). A faint intermittent dampmark to outer margin. Contemporary vellum boards, title inked to spine, lightly soiled, binding slightly strained. A reimpression of the first Elzevir edition of the rhetorical textbook of the sophist Aphthonius (1642), translated into Latin by Agricola and Cattaneo; the engraved title retains the earlier date. Willems 1018.   Ref: 29960 
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Apollonius Rhodius: (Gillies, Marshall M., ed.:) The Argonautica of Appollonius Rhodius Book III. New York: Arno Press, 1979. Reprint. 8vo., pp. xlviii, 160. Text in Greek. Laminated boards, gilt-lettered to spine and upper board, spine slightly faded, very good. Ownership inscription of C.D.N. Costa in pen to front paste-down. Reprint of the 1928 edition published by Cambridge University Press. In the series Greek Texts and Commentaries.   Ref: 50949 
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Aristophanes: (Burman, Pieter II, ed.:) (Bergler, S.; Duker, K.A.:) Comoediae undecim, Graece et Latine [...] Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: apud Samuelem et Joannem Luchtmans, 1760. First edition thus. 2 vols. in 1, 4to., pp. [vi], 34, 567, [i]; [iv] 572-1259 [i]. Half-title to vol. I., title-pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, engraved initials and decorations. Very light sporadic foxing. Near-contemporary prize binding, gilt spine with raised bands; gilt border, frame and Amsterdam coat-of-arms centrepiece to each board. Edges lightly sprinkled blue and red, slight remains of green silk ties to fore-edges, now lost. Vellum now a bit darkened but still a very attractive Dutch prize binding. School presentation certificate bound in at front. Letterpress printed and completed by hand, with engraved Amsterdam coat-of-arms, it is inscribed to Wilhelm Röell and dated 20th April 1810. Edited by Pieter II Burman (1714-1778), this printing of Aristophanes' plays contains the hitherto unpublished notes of the colourful Greek scholar Stephan Bergler (c.1680-1740). Bergler, born in Brasov in Transylvania, was secretary in Bucharest to Nicholas Mavrocordato, Prince of Wallachia. He "made many enemies by his dissipated habits and cynical disposition" and according to rumour converted to Islam in Istanbul ('Ency. Brit.' 11th edn.; see also preface to the present book, p.3 ff., and NBG). Dibdin observes that the 'notes of Bergler are very good, and the edition is correctly printed.' Dibdin (4th edn.) I 301. Schweiger I 46.   Ref: 51352 
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Aristophanes: [Frere, John Hookham, trans.:] The Birds [...]; The Acharnians; The Knights. [...] Intended to convey some notion of its effect as an acted play, and to illustrate certain points of dramatic humour and character discoverable in the original. Malta: printed at the Government Press, 1839. 3 works in 1 vol., 4to., pp. 103, [i]; 70, [ii]; 89, [i]. Interestingly, gathering I of The Knights has both cancel and cancelland versions of its first leaf, the two being textually as well as typographically different. Sporadic foxing. Short closed tear to A4 fore-edge margin, small loss to 2F3 lower marginal corner, tiny scorch-hole to 3H4 (none of the above affecting text). Mid 20th-century binding, dark green half sheep, gilt spine with raised bands, green textured cloth boards. Spine a bit faded, a little shelf wear, cloth slightly creased where it meets the leather of the upper board. An unremarkable but sound binding, and a very good copy overall. John Hookham Frere's (17691846) verse translations of the plays by Aristophanes, privately printed during his time in Malta for circulation amongst his personal friends. "A certain number of copies [were] sent to England to be sold for the benefit of the widow of a deceased friend" (Information from a brief memoir of Frere (Memoir, &c. [London?, 1846?])). It is possible that these form the edition published in London by William Pickering in 1840 under the title A Metrical Version of The Archanians, The Knights, and The Birds. The Birds and The Knights each have a colophon to the final leaf which, along with the fact that some collections are bound in a different order, might suggest that the plays were circulated separately. A fourth part (The Frogs) followed later in the same year, but is not called for here.   Ref: 52210 
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Aristotle: (Newman, W. L., ed.:) The Politics of Aristotle. Vols. I-IV. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (Sandpiper edition), 2000. Reprint. 4 vols. 8vo., pp. xx, 580, [ii]; lxvii, 418, [iv]; xlvi, 603, [ii]; lxx, 705, [vi]. Black cloth, dust-jackets, still in publisher's shrink-wrap, as new. A Sandpiper Books reprint of the 1887 Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46254 
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Arjava, Antti: Women and Law in Late Antiquity. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 304. Black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, edges lightly dusted, otherwise almost fine. Dust-jacket, a little shelf wear, almost fine.   Ref: 52103 
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Arnobius of Sicca: (Thysius, Antonius, ed.:) Adversus Gentes Libri VII. Cum Recensione Viri Celeberrimi, & Integris Omnium Commentariis. Editio novissima atque accuratissima. Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: ex officina Joannis Maire, 1651. 4to., pp. [xii], 255, [i], 156, [iv], [85], 283, [ixx]. Title page in red and black with engraved vignette. Occasional pencillings, some smudgy marks but generally clean within. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp fore-edges. A bit grubby, some marks, tailcap worn with endband free at one side, first folium loosening a little but still a good and sound copy. Armorial bookplate of William Horton of Chaderton Hall, Lancashire to front paste-down. 'Harwood considered this the best edition, then printed, of the author; although its typographical errors are numerous and glaring.... Ittigius tells us, and after him Schoenemann, that this Leyden edition contains all the commentaries of Stewechius, Heraldus, Canter, and Elmenhorst'. (Dibdin) Dibdin (4th edn.), I 216   Ref: 51128 
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